Monthly Archives: March 2011

8 Small Business Credit Card Tips

Company credit cards are a necessary evil for most small businesses and while we’ve visited this topic in the past in Small Businesses and Credit Cards, we only really looked at credit card fees. Obviously when selecting a company credit … Continue reading

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Salesmanship and Conversation

I was doing some research on salesmanship recently and came across Traits Of A Good Salesman. Some of the traits on the list, such as Enjoys meeting new people, are obvious but others had not really occurred to me before. … Continue reading

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A Great Example of Promoting Your Business with YouTube

We’ve posted in the past on what a great promotion tool YouTube can be for any small business. You can use our handy search function to view all the past articles on this topic, or for that matter any other … Continue reading

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Optimism Reigns Again?

The main office of Tacony Corporation is located in St. Louis, MO (well actually Fenton, MO) and as in many areas of the country it has been a long, cold, and ugly winter. As a side note, St. Louis is … Continue reading

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Weathering a Sales Slump

Hopefully the Great Recession is over for your small business or ,even better, maybe it didn’t impact your business much in the first place. Even as the economy begins to recover, many small businesses sometimes experience an occasional slump.  It … Continue reading

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Web Survey Tools

We did a posting last month titled A Simple Way to Survey that described a new survey tool designed for mobile devices that made it easy to create simple and short surveys. Not everyone has an iPhone, iPad, or other … Continue reading

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5 Myths to Live a Longer Life Debunked

Many small business owners are so passionate about their business that they rarely, if ever think about retirement and put in long hours contributing to the success of their business.  In the past this would seem to be a recipe … Continue reading

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More Friday Fun

I had to name this post More Friday Fun since we had already done a post called Friday Fun back in May of last year. It focused on an article about six ways a small business could use video to … Continue reading

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Breaking the Ice with Prospective Customers

How to approach your regular customers when they come through the front door of your business is usually pretty simple. If they are frequent visitors to your store you have already established some sort of relationship with them and sometimes … Continue reading

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